The Citadel Football returned to the field for a split practice on Monday morning for day three of fall camp at the Maybank Triplets Practice Facility at Willson Field.The ones and twos took to the field first at 8 a.m. as the remainder of the team came out approximately one-hour and-twenty-minutes into practice for the first day of helmets and pads.
According to coach Kevin Higgins, the split practice gives the coaching staff an opportunity to get a better evaluation of the younger players. “We like to start camp off with everyone together, allowing our younger guys learn from the older guys as far as tempo and in terms of speed,” Higgins said. “So today was the first time we really had a chance to look at our younger guys. For the most part they did a good job but I was a little disappointed with our offense with our veteran guys. We dropped some balls and we didn’t play with as much intensity and focus that I would have liked.
“On the other side, our defense really stepped up and played well this morning, which is good to see. They were
flying around and making plays. They seem to have a pretty good understanding of their assignments,” Higgins
The staff also introduced the punt return on Monday and did a lot of technique work to help get punt returners
free. According to Higgins, the players understand the urgency of setting up blocks in the correct way.
The Citadel training staff reported that Mel Capers suffered a sprained knee, Scott Harward suffered a hamstring injury and Sherrod Croom suffered a shoulder sprain. All injuries reported to be mild.
The Citadel will return to the practice field on Tuesday for an 8 to 11 a.m. practice at the